The Chair Salon


3255 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 |

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Aveda's First Annual Trashion Show
July 2014

In April we were glad to participate in Aveda's First Annual Trashion Show in Minneapolis! This event was a culmination of Aveda's Earth Month efforts, and was a wonderful fundraiser donating all proceeds towards water conservation in the United States and around the world. To add some friendly competition between the participating salons, there was a threefold competition for Fashion, Make-up, and Hair. Our team from The Chair did a fantastic 1930's theme and was awarded First Place in the Hair category! We look forward to sharing in next year's events.

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National Aveda Contest
February 2013

We participated in a national Aveda contest. Although we did not win we are proud to announce that we placed 5th in North America!

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Photo: Tracy LaCapitaine
Fashion Week
Fall 2012 and Fall 2009

Michael Frear, owner of The Chair Salon, and haircutting educator Laura Leverty, were selected to work with the Aveda team for Fashion Week 2012 in NYC.

Michael collaborated with the team for Marc Bouwer and Irina Shabayeva, both of whom were on the 2009 season of "Project Runway." Marc was a guest judge and Irina was a design contestant. It was an amazing learning experience and Michael hopes to participate at the event again soon.

Laura worked at Fashion Week for several designers including Badgley Mischka (with Peter Gray), Anna Francesca, Tibi, and, perhaps her most memorable, Betsy Johnson, alongside Aveda's Jon Reymon.

She plans on returning for another whirlwind experience in 2013!

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Aliveness Project Food Drive
December 2012

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  Our Holiday food drive raised 208 pounds of food for the Food Shelf Program.

The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for persons living wiht HIV/AIDS.
Chair Volunteers for Homeless Connect
December 2012

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  Recently the staff at The Chair volunteered their services for Project Homeless Connect. Twice each year, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis partner with service providers, businesses, citizens, and faith congregations to bring multiple resources to one central location where people can come to access the services they need. It was estimated that over 550 haircuts were given!
City Pages Votes The Chair for Best Hair Cut
Spring, 2011

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  Getting a haircut often walks the line between a transformative and traumatizing experience. If a stylist isn't skilled at cutting your type of hair, results can be disastrous: bad bangs, flat styling, and weird sections that take forever to grow out. However, if a stylist is skilled in navigating scissors through the landmine of your mane, the final look can be invigorating, marking a new era in which you're free from wrath-invoking day-to-day bad hair.

The Chair is a neighborhood salon where any fears that you are playing Russian roulette with your hair will be assuaged by the professional and skilled staff. The environment is unpretentious, and the decor—plush rugs, rustic floors, antique mirrors—is downright cozy. Even better: Haircuts at this salon won't set you back too much, which is great if you're planning on updating your wardrobe as well. View 'Best Of' Article

Artistic director Jon Reyman visits The Chair Salon
Summer, 2010

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  Here at The Chair, we take pride in our efforts to continue our education, keep up with current trends and strenghen our current skills.

We had the opportunity to invite Jon Reyman into our salon for an all-day seminar with the entire staff and an array of local models. Jon is the former Artistic Director of the Aveda Advanced Academy in New York City. He has designed hairstyles for fashion shows in New York, Miami, London, Seoul and Tokyo.

Among his many clients are Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Vivienne Tam, Y and Kei and G-Star. Jon as also been featured in major publications such as Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar.
The Chair Salon Participates in Race for the Cure to Help Raise Funds for
Breast Cancer Research

Spring, 2010

Race for the Cure
  Hello All! Thank you for supporting us in the Race for the Cure. Our team (Shers Pair) raised almost $1,000. The walk was last Sunday on Mother's Day around the Mall of America. It was a beautifully sunny day, great for a walk. It was so inspiring to see 46,000 people all there to support this one cause. According to Twin Cities Race for the Cure, participants raised 2.5 million dollars, 75 percent of which stays in Minnesota to help with education and screenings. The other 25 percent goes toward breast cancer research.

Next year we plan to walk with mom and she will be sporting the super swanky pink survivor shirt. Thank you again for supporting our family during my moms fight. Don't forget to check your boobies or remind someone you love.

Take care,
Laura Leverty
The Chair Salon Celebrates 5 Successful Years
Spring, 2010

5-Year Anniversary
  On April 1st, 2005 we opened our doors with just Michael and his chair. It has now been 5 years and a lot has changed. Thanks to all of our clients over the years who have made The Chair what it is today. We try every day to create a comfortable and creative environment for our guests. Here's to many more years together!!
Fashion Week
Fall 2009

Fasion Week - Marc Bauwer

Michael Frear, owner of The Chair, was selected to work with the Aveda team for Fashion Week '07 in NYC. He collaborated with the team for Marc Bouwer and Irina Shabayeva, both of whom are on the current 2009 season of "Project Runway." Marc is a guest judge this year and Irina is a design contestant. It was an amazing learning experience and he hopes to participate at the event again soon.

Check out his model in the photos featured in his staff bio.